Simply Majestic! Simply Mehrangarh …..

Words often do not do justice a to a few creations that have stood the test of time. And if that creation is an immense structure atop hill that is a symbol of Rajput splendour then it is probably best to just stand quietly, listen to your heart beat and let the walls and arches of the Fort speak to you!

A popular yet- preserved Fort at the heart of Rajasthan is one of them. Mehrangarh – translates to ‘Majestic’ or ‘House of the sun’ depending on which dialectic is the used to trace its etymology.

Whilst preparing for a rich speech as a tribute to this Fort, I later decided I should probably let the pictures do the talking. Any great guide book can give a  holistic answer to questions of Who built it, Why, Where, How … not to mention a number of fascinating stories and myths associated with this humongous structure anyone in Jodhpur would recommend a visit.

But what struck me at Mehrangarh was the dominance of two colours – a deep ochre and a vibrant blue, with a few other hues of green, red and yellow in all the artefacts and murals inside the Museum. It takes a full day to actually ‘feel’ the power and majesty this fort imbibes.

But here is a sneak peek on getting there, a breath-taking view and returning from the Fort in the beautiful city of Jodhpur.

To quote Goethe here – “I call architecture frozen music.” 


About Chiteisri: The Gypsy Diaries

Its a Fair Warning to all =) While there may be some things about me that everyone knows ... There will always be something about me which nobody can or ever will, figure out! But for a typical introduction - I am a former Law student from India, who is a writer and traveler at heart. I am 27 and have been to 28 countries (and counting) and this blog is a humble attempt at taking a part of my life, experiences, holidays, learnings and dreams to another world of imagination in cyber-space. I know that the world has its fair share of problems, and there is plenty to despair about out there. But I truly believe that this world can be diverse, plural and inclusive and yet one entity - humanity. I am the Dreamer, a lost soul - slowly finding her way back home i.e. to herself! I write. I read. I paint. I dream. I learn. I listen. I empathize. I travel, and no matter who or what I become - these I shall always do!
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